A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805
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Of many words it is difficult to say whether they were immediately received from
the Latin or the French, since, at the time when we had dominions in France, we
had Latin service in our churches. It is, however, my opinion, that the French ...
m. s. [French.] The lowest people; the dregs; the lees ; the offscouring of the
people: a French term of reproach. CANA'L. m. s. scanalis, Lat.] 1. A basin of
water in a garden. The walks and long canal; reply. Połe. 2. Any tract or course of
v. a. [convoiter, French.] x. To desire inordinately; to desire beyond due bounds. If
it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending man alive. Shakpears. I am yet
Unknown to woman; never was forsworn; Scarcely have coveted what was ...
v. a. [deifier, French; from deus and fio, Latin.] 1. To make a god of ; to adore as
god ; to transfer into the number of the divinities. Daphnis, the fields delight, the
shepherds love, Renown'd on earth, and deified above. Dryden. The seals of
To DETERMINATE, v. a. [determiner, French.j To limit; to fix; to determine ; to
terminate. Not in use. The fly-slow hours shall not determinate The dateless limit
of thy dear exile. Soulspeare. DE 1 to RMINAT. E. adj. (determinatu, Lat.] 1.
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